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3.7 preliminary magnitude quake hits Piedmont, California

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Posted at 6:19 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 09:19:41-05

PIEDMONT, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.7 preliminary magnitude earthquake rattled the small city of Piedmont in northern California.

The USGS says the tremor happened Wednesday at 4:42 a.m. PST.

The impacts of the earthquake were not immediately known. Earthquakes with a magnitude between 2.5 and 3 are the smallest tremors felt by people.

Piedmont is a city of roughly 10,000 people next to Oakland.